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  1. frontrank2

    Last Days of the Confederacy: Sherman in the Carolinas

    In the early months of 1865, William Tecumseh Sherman's name came to embody the embattled Confederacy's worst fears. Sherman left Georgia devastated in December 1864, and then turned his forces northward to begin the Carolinas Campaign—an offensive that caused the collapse of the Confederacy's...
  2. M

    Restricted Was there anything the Confederacy could have offered Emperor Napoleon III to get him to enter the War?

    Emperor Napoleon III had a bunch of side adventures during the Civil War and his armed forces were stretched a bit thin. However, was there anything the Confederacy could have offered him that would have caused him to intervene on the side of the Confederacy? Napoleon III was interested in an...
  3. UncleBourbon

    Research Northerners who travelled South to enlist in the Confederacy?

    I've been wondering if there are any examples of this for a while. I learned of two individuals from my State who at the very least opposed the Union's role in the war verbally; Lysander Spooner, an abolitionist who compared the Union's effort to stop Southern secession to a master's effort to...
  4. T

    Buttons of the Confederacy

    Here's a small riker display of Confederate buttons I found in the Vicksburg area. The only thing that's not a civil war button is the 1818 Large Cent in the center of display.
  5. wausaubob

    Discussion Two problems for the Confederacy:

    1. The sharp division they wanted between north and south did not exist in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio on the one hand, and Kentucky and Tennessee on the other hand. They were the same people, related by family, practicing the same hog/corn agriculture that combined European hogs with Indian corn...
  6. R

    Discussion It Wasn't a Lack of Manpower That Doomed the Confederacy, it Was Lack of Brain Power.

    Foreign civilian & military observers who reported on the Confederate government almost universally included a statement to the effect of: 'Jefferson Davis had a first class intellect. His abilities shown out in stark contrast to the other men in the governor ment. With the exception of Judah...
  7. Canadian

    Vicksburg -Grant’s Campaign that broke the Confederacy
  8. R

    Discussion The Woolly Mammoth destroyed the last hope the Confederacy. Truth is stranger than fiction.

    Mark Twain said that the difference between history & fiction is that fiction had to make sense. 10,000 years after the last Woolly Mammoth laid down & died, General John Bell Hood ordered the Army of Tennessee to form up for an attack on Federals dug in arc in front of the hamlet of Franklin...
  9. T

    T. Miller button

    Hey guys. New member here. Hoping for better feed back than some of the other forums I visit. I have what I believe is a T. Miller button. However I can’t find any information on it. Any and all info would be appreciated.
  10. Desert Kid

    Shattered Nation-Filling the Gaps

    This thread was an idea taken from @OldReliable1862 and at the behest of another Shattered Nation fan @CanadianCanuck I have decided to create an ideas and a Filling the Gaps thread ala the Filling the Gaps thread for Timeline 191 on to show appreciation and kick around...
  11. Cpl. Smith

    CSMC Question

    What uniform would they have worn and was the rank system the same as the USMC? Also, what would the bulk of the CSMC be armed with?
  12. JPK Huson 1863

    You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch. The Confederacy's Worst Christmas Ever, 1864

    An 1863 image in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper depicts a family celebrating Christmas. Be sure, not a Southern family and not 1864. The Grinch Act was in place, not a toy in sight that year. So this is confusing. Just made up the term " The Grinch Act ", first thing that came to mind...
  13. Belle Montgomery

    The Confederacy was built on slavery. How can so many Southern whites still believe otherwise?

    In July, a 62-year-old white man named Frank Earnest, one of the country’s most ardent defenders of Confederate monuments, traveled 200 miles from his Virginia home to Washington, D.C., and got in line at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. You could say he stood out...
  14. J

    Need help in identifying an ancestor's revolver that I recently inherited.

    I have recently inherited a confederate revolver that supposedly belonged to an ancestor. I was told that it from my grandmother's maternal grandfather's line, but neither my mother or so sister could specifically identify the original owner. That particular branch has several men who the pistol...
  15. wbull1

    Discussion England Supported the Confederacy?

    My tour guide in Halifax, Canada insisted that the British stationed soldiers in Halifax after the Civil War because England feared the United States would invade in retaliation for the British support of the Confederacy. I said I thought England might fear that, but that essentially the British...
  16. Brendan

    Julian Carr's Speech at the Declaration of "Silent Sam" - An Excerpt

    "The present generation, I am persuaded, scarcely takes note of what the Confederate soldier meant to the welfare of the Anglo Saxon race during the four years immediately succeeding the war, when the facts are, that their courage and steadfastness saved the very life of the Anglo Saxon race in...
  17. B

    What do you think of the Southern Victory Series as a whole?

    Hello, allow me to introduce myself. My name is BlueandGrayl I am from the state of California (a Union state but had its fair share of Confederate sympathies especially down south) and I was born on July 19, 2001 right here in Long Beach, California. I like all of you know the Civil War and in...
  18. WJC

    How Successful were Rebel Privateers and Commerce Raiders?

    Arguably the Confederacy’s maritime efforts rank among its greatest wartime successes. Starting literally from scratch, the Confederacy immediately mustered a small but effective privateer fleet that not only met with some success, but forced the early resolution of the Confederacy’s status as a...
  19. Historyman1861

    ENDED 40th Ohio Infantry/10th Tenn

    40th Ohio/ 10th Tenn looking for new recruits. Our unit is based out of Central Ohio, looking for more Infantry to help grow the ranks. We are are of the McCook's Brigade, and a very family oriented unit. We do both sides based on demand. For more information please email me at...
  20. wausaubob

    Confederate strategy.

    Explanation of the choices: 1. Mainly in the early months of the war, the Confederates had an opportunity to isolate Washington, D.C. and seize it. The domestic and international consequences should have been enough to end the war successfully for the Confederates. 2. This is the strategy in...
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